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I used this command to see if my pc can locate my mouse;

xsetpointer -1 | grep Pointer

reponse is

Extended device -1 not found

My question is did I type in the right command or is there something else I can do to locate the mouse.

I'm using a usb gateway mouse, I'm not sure if the problem is coming from my usb slots or the mouse itself.

apt-cache search mouse settings gnome-settings-daemon - daemon handling the GNOME session settings xserver-xorg-input-synaptics - Synaptics TouchPad driver for X.Org server gnome-applets - Various applets for the GNOME panel - binary files hama-slide-mouse-control - Control the DPI setting and thumb buttons of a Hama SLide S1 gaming mouse kephra - gui text editor along Perl alike Paradigms libgpds-dbg - library for configuration of pointing devices (debug symbols) libjs-flot - plotting library for jQuery lxinput - program to configure keyboard and mouse settings for LXDE lxsession - default session manager for LXDE tint2 - lightweight taskbar tint2-dbg - lightweight taskbar (debug symbols) wmix - Dockapp mixer for OSS wmlongrun - A program to monitor longrun status xfce4-settings - graphical application for managing Xfce settings xkbset - Small utility to change the AccessX settings of XKEYBOARD xwit - collection of simple routines to call some X11 functions

Updated:

This is the reading I'm getting from search settings.

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closed as off-topic by Jorge Castro, Eliah Kagan, Basharat Sialvi, Eric Carvalho, jokerdino Aug 18 '13 at 15:09

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I am getting the same exact problem... In each newer Ubuntu version, it becomes more frequent. I've had to downgrade to version 12.04, but the problem still exists. I have tried multiple mice. –  Crimbo Jan 28 '13 at 16:24
    
I recommend reporting this as a bug. (This question also has some good information about bug reporting.) This will probably be closed as off-topic, in accordance with the FAQ and this policy. –  Eliah Kagan Aug 18 '13 at 5:36

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